Indigenous Access Scheme

We know that you’re more than just a number. Whether you have an ATAR, you’ve recently attended school or have been in the workforce for some time, Deakin can help you achieve your dreams with a practical qualification.

Your journey to studying at Deakin

The Indigenous Access Scheme is a pathway into undergraduate study for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We want to recognise your achievements and help you succeed, so when you apply, we'll look at a range of factors to help you find the course that's right for you. As well as academic achievements, you can demonstrate your readiness for study through previous life or work experience, education, community involvement, and anything else that is relevant.

Getting started

We’ll be with you from day one (and even before), connecting you with services to help you kick off your university studies including orientation, tutors, potential scholarships, language and writing support – the list goes goes on!

Learn more about student life and services at Deakin

Choosing your course

At Deakin, you can choose from courses across a range of exciting study areas. You'll learn in a supportive and friendly environment and gain skills and experience to take you forward.

  • Arts and creative arts
  • Biomedical science
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Early childhood education
  • Environment
  • Exercise and sport science
  • Health sciences, health promotion
  • Information technology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychological sciences
  • Science
  • Sport development

Browse the table below to find the course that best suits you. Please note that courses are listed in alphabetical order.

Course name Course start datesCampus/location
Bachelor of Arts Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of International Relations Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Bachelor of Business Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waterfront
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waterfront
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waterfront
Bachelor of Creative Writing Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Criminology Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Design (3D Animation) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Bachelor of Design (Architecture) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Warrnambool
Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waterfront
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Trimester 1 (March) Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Community based delivery
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management & Sustainability) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Warrnambool
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Bachelor of Health Sciences Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Information Technology Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of International Studies Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waterfront
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Nutrition Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Bachelor of Psychological Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Trimester 3 (November)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waterfront
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Online (Cloud campus)
Bachelor of Science Trimester 1 (March)
Trimester 2 (July)
Burwood
Waurn Ponds
Bachelor of Sport Development Trimester 1 (March) Burwood

How to apply

Ready to take the leap? Applying is easy. All you have to do is complete the application form by providing your details and the Deakin course/s you'd like to study. As part of the application process, we’ll also ask you to complete a small writing task and short interview – don’t worry, we’ll help you through it!.

Apply now

Contact us

For more information or if you have any queries please contact our Admissions team.

Deakin Student Administration – Admissions
Email the Admissions team

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